Sunday, November 30, 2008

St. George Adventures

We spent Thanksgiving in St. George, Utah with the Beesleys and the Jolleys. We had a great time at the condo. Swimming, playing music together (we had a full orchestra: Daniel on bass, Davis on cello, Kat on viola, and my mom and I on the violin. Sarah and my dad played piano). Friday we went golfing. It was the first time Mark had gone on a course and the second I think for me. Sarah and David played with us- best ball. It was much better that way. Mark barely won with 30 best balls, with David close behind and 29. Sarah and I were somewhere behind them.
Mark got par on this hole- to clarify since we were playing best ball, Mark was best ball each stroke.
Sarah and her beautiful ball. My best hit of the day was a sweet 20ft putt.
We also saw Twilight. Bad acting but it was still kinda fun. I was disappointed by the choice of actors especially Edward but Emmitt was well cast and he was always my favorite anyway. Big difference between low budget and higher budget films. Maybe the next one will be better. I am looking forward to the 6th Harry Potter next summer- I do wonder that they start previews so early, it is not like people won't be excited about it, It is Harry Potter!
It was really fun to see the Jolley's. Luke didn't really remember us...
But we still had fun. Hope to see them again soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

For Sheralie

During the summer Sheralie and I went to the Phillips Gallery in D.C. This experience helped to inspire this painting that I just recently completed and is currently part of a show at BYU. It is titled "For Sheralie". You can't tell very well from the picture but the painting is 36" square- painted on half of a door- a flat door. The show will be up for another two weeks if anyone is in Provo.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

To Texas

Mark has accepted his offer with ExxonMobil to do another Co-op in Baytown, Texas. Baytown is just east of Houston and we are looking forward to being close to Charlie, Ann and Steve. We will leave Utah around Jan 1 and stay until April 15. Mark will be working at the refinery and doesn't know exactly what he will be doing (should find out in December). I will be painting and taking some on-line courses. We are also really stoked about our trip to Israel that we have planned for the end of April. We will be in Jerusalem for a week before we come back to start spring term classes. We are very excited.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tortillas Tortillas para mi

I finally took some pictures of the tortilla process- well actually one picture. We are working on fine tuning the amount of oil and flour that we put in but they are still really good and kinda fun. Also, here is another picture of the hair cut. Hopefully less creepy.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Something new

This weekend has been rather different from the past weekends. We both have exciting news. Mark spent the weekend in Dallas attending a recruiting event for Celanese. Between flights and dinners and interviews, he was glad to spend some time playing with Charlotte, Christina and H. Sometime very early this morning, Mark got an offer from them to work full-time in Calvert City, Kentucky. Calvert City is a tiny town (2,500 people) in western Kentucky. So now we are deciding whether to accept Celanese or Exxon (leaning towards Exxon). So while Mark was off, I spent the weekend with my family and my old roommates...and my exciting news...I got a haircut. I cut 6-7 inches off. It seems and feels really short now but it still comes down well below my shoulder. Sorry i don't have a better picture yet.